Best Fries In Detroit

December 5, 2011 11:30 AM

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Rejoice for the bountiful selection of great French Fry places in Southeast Michigan! Whether your spuds are sweet, russet, from Idaho or overseas, Michiganders love our fries. And with toppings like chili and cheese and decadent dipping sauces, it’s no wonder. Head over to Roast, Jolly Pumpkin, Small Plates and a handful of other spots to get some tasty fries in Metro Detroit.
roast Best Fries In Detroit



1128 Washington Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 442-1600

Successful restaurateur and celebrity chef Michael Symon opened Roast in Detroit in 2008. Fans call it a “carnivore’s dream,” but French Fry connoisseurs can relax knowing that there are phenomenal fries here. Rosemary fries in fact, served with their sweet and spicy house ketchup.

smallplates Best Fries In Detroit


Small Plates

1521 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-0497

Signature Hand-Cut Fries served with a duo of dipping sauces and malt vinegar. The house-made ketchup has a barbecue sauce kick  and the garlic aioli is awesome! By the way, I think aioli is fancy pants mayo. For 4 bucks they’re a steal.

jollypumpkin Best Fries In Detroit


Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

311 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Get a nice sized portion of crispy shoestring fries, seasoned with truffle salt and fresh rosemary. Not a bad deal for $5. The owners strive to keep their menu stocked with local and sustainable foods. It’s also a beer snob’s heaven.

fiveguys Best Fries In Detroit


Five Guys Burgers & Fries

508 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 237-7777

Fresh cut potatoes fried in 100% peanut oil. The Cajun seasoning has a nice kick without leaving a burn. Peanut allergy sufferers be warned. You get free peanuts while you wait or while you dine in. Holy smokes! They used 127,042,520 lbs of potatoes in 2010!

slows Best Fries In Detroit


Slows Bar Bq

2138 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-9828

Fans love the waffle fries here. They come with melted Hoffman’s Cheddar cheese on top. In case you missed it… they also have kickin’ barbecue. Come during off hours unless you are okay with waiting.

Yummy Yams (sweet potato fries)

Traffic Jam & Snug in midtown

The sweet potato fries are a fan favorite.

Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor

Enjoy these delicious, thick cut and crispy sweet potato fries, plus five star service.

Majestic Café

Chef Raven Crane serves up yam fries with clover honey.

Honorable mention:

The Fly Trap in Ferndale

If you can get past the quirky menu, you’ll find some nicely prepared fries here. Locals rave about the Huevos Rancheros.

Rosie O’Grady’s in Ferndale

Fresh cut and lightly seasoned with garlic. *nom nom nom*

Duly’s Place downtown

Get the chili cheese fries. Bonus … interesting crowd.

BlackFinn American Saloon in Royal Oak

There’s a crispy batter on these fries. Be warned that Friday and Saturday nights the crowd can get a little annoying with hipsters and loudmouths.

Ahmo’ Gyros and Deli in Ann Arbor

Inexpensive! Fries come with most of the combo platters and they are crispy and delicious.

Casey’s Tavern in Ann Arbor

These steak fries will hit the spot. Try the garlicky ranch dipping sauce.

Bates Hamburgers in Livonia

Crinkle cut fries are hot and a little on the soft side. Ask for them well done if you like them super crispy. Chili Cheese fries come highly recommended.

Bray’s in Westland

Crinkle cut fries, good sliders, good prices

View Comments
  • Chaucney

    Ziggys Cheesesteaks in Southfield trumps all these places

  • LugNut

    Chaps Food and Spirits in Richmond, MI has great waffle fries.

  • Ray

    W00dstock hamburgers in Livonia on Six Mile road (east of Newburgh) has great fries and large portions.

  • Antoinette Pagel

    The Shamrock in Utica, best burgers and seasoned fries!

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